Ofsted Report

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Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted to be able to share with you our Ofsted report from our recent inspection.

It is an excellent report that we are truly proud of; as it reflects the character and ethos of our academy. The opening two lines in particular, are a pleasure to read as “Pupils at Paddock Wood Primary Academy are excited to learn. The school is a safe and stimulating place which offers a myriad of opportunities to develop pupils’ interests and talents.” The report captures some real highlights of life at Paddock Wood Primary Academy and the excellent education provided, with a “clearly structured ambitious curriculum from early years to Year 6.”

Inspectors have commented upon an “exceptional personal development programme” that we offer for all of our young people. The report also stated that “pupils behaviour is exemplary.” Both of these led to us being judged as Outstanding in Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes. At a time when the benchmark for ‘outstanding’ is at the highest level it has ever been and within a challenging time for the education sector, we are extremely proud to receive this acknowledgement.

I am proud that the hard work and dedication of our staff and pupils has been recognised. Throughout the report it identifies how ALL children are able to succeed, especially those with SEN. “Their needs are quickly identified, and the help provided, enables pupils with SEND to access the same curriculum as their peers.” The report goes on to highlight that the inspectors found that “each day there is a hive of happy activity”. It has been a time of change, but with the unwavering support of Leigh Academy Trust, parents and a fantastic team here at PWPA “morale is high”.

I would like to thank parents as well as our colleagues across Leigh Academies Trust, especially our Executive Team, Curriculum Advisors and our governors who supported us through the inspection and support us always in our ambition to provide the very best education, experiences and opportunities to our community of young people. Thank you too, to all of our pupils who were proud to showcase their academy to the inspectors and continue to conduct themselves to our highest standards.

I am extremely proud to be a part of Paddock Wood Primary Academy. Everyone knows the journey it has been on and this report is truly a celebration for all of the fantastic opportunities given to the children on a daily basis. We are proud to serve the community and we are all looking forward to continuing our journey in giving all children the best possible education and experiences.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Page
Interim Principal

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